New Superman Tyler Hoechin set to make his debut on Supergirl

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Superman fans got an early look at Tyler Hoechlin as the man of steel in the trailer for Supergirl season two.

What's that in the sky? Is it Henry Cavill? Brendon Routh? Christopher Reeves?

No! It's Tyler Hoechlin as the new Superman!

American actor Hoechlin, who was also in 50 Shades of Grey sequel, 50 Shades Darker, is the latest actor to don the famous red cape.

Tyler Hoechlin's Superman is a little more playful that the big screen version.
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Tyler Hoechlin's Superman is a little more playful that the big screen version.

He'll play Clark Kent and his heroic alter ego in season two of Supergirl, which is due to debut on TV2 on October 11.

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It was announced Hoechlin would be filling the tights back in June, but fans had to wait until a few months ago to get their first look at him in the costume.

Actor Tyler Hoechlin will play Superman in Supergirl.
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Actor Tyler Hoechlin will play Superman in Supergirl.

Now The CW, the channel Supergirl will air on in the US has released new footage that gives some indication about how Hoechlin will approach the role.

The CW has released an early scene from the first episode of season two, as well as a trailer for the season.

The last actor in the role, Henry Cavill (who played Supes in Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice), has copped criticism for his brooding, angry take on the character.

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Hoechlin's approach - at least, what we've seen of it - has been compared to that of Christopher Reeves, who won accolades with a more goofy, lighthearted approach.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Hoechlin said Reeve was his favourite actor to portray superman, but he had made a conscious effort not to copy any previous portayals.

"It's Superman as I think he was intended to be," Hoechlin said of his version, "which is just an incredible symbol of hope to kids that they can do anything, that they can be good people, and that good people can triumph over evil. You don't have to be dark and brooding and always in this state of masculine toughness".

Hoechlin's performance has been so far well-recieved. David Opie at Movie Pilot wrote: "Now that we've seen the Big Blue in action, it looks like Hoechlin will nail the role in every way that Cavill failed to do so".

Watch Hoechlin in action in the season premiere of Supergirl from 7pm on October 11 on TVNZ On Demand.

 

 - Stuff

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